Spring Hath Sprung

“As soon as the snow was melted but the soil still frozen, we took a walk into the forest where we heard the first larks chirp; we did this always. With expectation we looked forward to father's birthday on April 22. To prepare for this, far ahead of time, we gathered moss, ivy, forest violets,... Continue Reading →

Mild Masculine Muskiness

“A perfume like a heady sobriety. Ten years after commencing Haute Couture, French couturier, Marc-Antoine Barrois is launching his first perfume: B683. Building on the timeless and charismatic elegance of his mentors, with this perfume he reveals his most beautiful souvenirs as well as his world of contemporary designs. Ultimately, B683 is an invitation to... Continue Reading →

Conductivity For You + Me

NU-PATINA: “Fiery red metal, yet cool to the touch. The clarity of contrast. The newest from CDG is a provocative olfactive exploration of perceived differences and harmonious alignment built around another everyday material worthy of re-evaluation: copper….Is this a photo-perfect capture of the actual smell of copper? Why would it be? Rather, this is the... Continue Reading →

Peachy

A CARNIVAL OF SWEETNESS: "A cotton candy Orris fragrance, unisex, a left over from a study around an old classics. Maybe the biggest amount of Orris ever seen in a fragrance in the past 50 years." Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HousePerfume.SucksOriginSwitzerlandFragranceLiving CoralYear2019NoseAndreas WilhelmConcentrationEDPGenderU/FSeason/MoodSummer, and alternatively SpringSize/Cost52ml/$79Source/LinkPerfume.SucksSoundtrackCanto coral a Túpac Amaru... Continue Reading →

Herbal Rays

"Ray of Light, Spot of Tea: “As in: ‘A Ray’ or ‘A Beam’. Goes with: desert sun, dream pop, lemon water, a bike ride, fresh sheets, silver rings, the ‘90s." HouseTOTCOriginUSAFragranceAktisYear2021NoseJordan RobinConcentrationNatural PerfumeSeasonSpring/Summer/Early AutumnSize/Cost10ml / $90Source/LinkTOTCSoundtrackBeam Finder (Rework) by BJ Nilsen x Bjarni Gunnarsson, 2019Rating89%

Marshy, Marshy, Marshy

“Topkapi Palace was built by the Ottoman sultans (after 1453) in a Byzantine olive grove on the Seraglio hill overlooking the Sea of Marmara and the Bosphorous. Many of the buildings survive and there are some records of the gardens in which they were set. The form of the gardens appears to have drawn more... Continue Reading →

Blithe Spirit

“Roll carefree in a clover filled prairie, unburdened with tumbleweed and wildflowers in your hair. Leap over freshly baled hay and get lost in the shapes of clouds. Loose track of time on the longest summer afternoon as you link stems of daisies into a garland. Distant fiddles sing hymns of the old south and the sunrays coax the soft incense from... Continue Reading →

All That Shimmers Is Golden

"A nostalgic recreation of the Breton countryside’s meadows and mossy woods that I spent my childhood roaming and frolicking in. A vegetal poem over a bed of dried hay." Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseAnatole LebretonOriginFranceFragranceL'Eau de MerzhinYear2014NoseAnatole LebretonConcentrationEDPGenderUSeasonSummer (and Spring)Size/Cost50ml/$129SourceAnatole LebretonSoundtrackMoist Moss by Locust, 1994Rating83%

Luminous Violet Meets Senjojiki Coastline

"Neandertal light is in stark contrast to Neandertal dark, a journey which explores concepts of olfactory dissonance. Radiant and expansive Neandertal light concentrates on the present and as such, possesses a linear and harmonious structure.…this fragrance captures a suspended snapshot in time…." Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseNeandertalOriginUKFragranceLightYear2018NoseChris MauriceConcentrationEDPGenderUSeasonSpring through Early... Continue Reading →

Violaceous + Herbaceous

“Elegant and woody, violet shows off all of its facets in Violet Shot. The fresh scent of cut grass meets the sparkling notes of mandarin and rose. Violet leaf reveals its true self, accompanied by the leathery notes of safraleine. Indonesian patchouli gives texture to the rich scent of vanilla bean and labdanum as they... Continue Reading →

I Don’t Know What, Do You?

KEEP IT NUTTY!: “Inspired directly from Genmaicha tea, this perfume is a soft mix of Japanese Sencha tea and grilled rice grains with sesame-hazelnut notes. A gourmet, full fragrance, with that little ‘je ne sais quoi’ that makes it so addictive… A fragrance like a second skin with a ‘feel good’ scent that breathes pure... Continue Reading →

Dive In

BLUE ON BLUE: “Bentley for Men Azure makes an immediate impact with a contemporary burst of freshness: the top note is an invigorating, stimulating cocktail of fresh citrus, delicious fruity pineapple and the wonderful herbaceous aroma of violet leaves. It immediately transports you into fresh fields of blue.” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on... Continue Reading →

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